Events

LPD Kicks Off Toys for Tots “Fill The MRAP” Campaign

ABC News– The annual Toys For Tots “Fill The MRAP” campaign begins tomorrow and will continue over the next three weeks with donation events scheduled at Kmart, Target and Walmart. As in years past, the objective for this year’s Toys For Tots campaign will be to fill the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.) MRAP vehicle with toy donations….

‘Operation Christmas Child’ to Kick-Off

ABC NEWS— Area residents are on a mission to make a lasting impact on children in need. They are looking beyond their own wish lists and packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world—for many of the children, it will be the first gift they have ever received. Columbia residents – together with the surrounding towns and counties –…

‘Silent Voices’ Fighting Against the Homeless Stigma

ABC NEWS– Homeless Helping Homeless presents an evening of music, spoken word, theater, dance, poetry and visual arts presented by homeless artists. Performances are based on life experiences of the homeless artists and show how we are more alike than we are different. Doors open at 6 with a silent auction and light refreshments; the show starts at 7. Tapp’s…

End Child Hunger SC Week

cannedfooddrive.jpg Show Caption Hide Caption ABC NEWS– Child hunger plagues many cities and states across the United States. Research shows one in four youth struggle with hunger in the United States. To raise awareness about this issue End Child Hunger SC and its partners have come together to host the second annual End Child Hunger SC week. The purpose for…

University of South Carolina Gathers Items for Flood Relief

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – In an effort to help flood victims devastated in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, organizations at the University of South Carolina are setting up collection points for water, diapers, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food. Items are being accepted Friday at the university’s Alumni Center at 900 Senate St. and the Bi-Lo at 4464 Devine St. Donated…

Chipotle Holding 2nd Annual National Career Day

ABC News– On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Chipotle Mexican Grill will hire 5,000 new employees during its second annual National Career Day. From 8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., open interviews will be held at every single Chipotle restaurant across the country for up to 100 applicants. Interested candidates can register for a National Career Day interview by…

Educational Forum Planned for Richland County Penny Tax

ABC News– There is a “Pennies Impacting People” Educational Forum at Richland Library Main, Third Level Programming Space, Thursday, September 15. It is free and open to the public. The Forum is for those curious about how the Richland County Penny Tax works. Members of the community will have an opportunity to learn about specific projects that impact local transportation – including…

WATCH: What to Know for Back-to-School

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The kids are struggling to get out of bed and the school buses are rolling out. That means it’s back-to-school in the Midlands. Here’s who’s heading back to class: Monday Richland County School District One Lexington County School District One Newberry County Schools Kershaw County School District Orangeburg School District Three Orangeburg School District Four Orangeburg…

WATCH: Welcome Back Gamecocks!

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Downtown Columbia is about to get a little more crowded, with a wave of students making their way back to the University of South Carolina Wednesday. About one-third of USC’s on-campus students are expected to move-in Wednesday with the start of sorority recruitment. Students and families can head to the Russell House from 11:30 a.m. to…